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Amazon.com and Business Models
An evaluation and critique of Amazon.com's business models and a look at the implication of Wal-Mart acquiring Amazon.com.
# 108359 | 4,368 words | 21 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper presents an analysis of Amazon.com. The paper first evaluates and critiques the company's business models' evolution from 1999 to 2003, in addition to how the business model has responded during that period of time to increasing globalization pressures as well. Amazon.com's maturation from an online bookstore to a business model that encompasses both products and services is also analyzed and critiqued in this paper. The paper then discusses the multichannel implications for Wal-Mart of acquiring Amazon.com, from a process integration and multichannel management standpoint.


Outline:
Executive Summary
Amazon.com's Business Model: 1999 - 2003
Is the Amazon.com business model the right model looking ahead 5 or more years?
Can Amazon.com become the Wal-Mart of the Internet?
Argue the case for e-based companies being focused competitors rather than broad range competitors.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ABN-AMBRO Research. (2000). Amazon.com Investment Analysis. First. New York, NY. ABN Ambro International. 32.
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  • Brown, J.S. and Duguid, P., 1998. Organizing knowledge. California ManagementReview, 40(3):90-111
  • Brown, J.S. and Duguid, P., 2000b. Balancing act: how to capture knowledge withoutkilling it. Harvard Business Review, 78(3):73-80

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APA Format

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